Cathedral

Primary School

College Square, Bristol BS1 5TS

0117 353 2052

admin@cathedralprimaryschool.org

Admissions

 Reception Places 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, you must apply for a new reception school place. 

All applications for Cathedral Primary School are made on the common application form (CAF) via your home local authority (this is where you pay your council tax).

School Admissions information is available on-line at www.bristol.gov.uk/schooladmissions for parents/carers to view and download.  

The CAF will be available from mid September and will close by midnight on January 15th 2020. It is not necessary to complete any supplementary information forms (SIF) if you wish to choose Cathedral Primary School as a preference of primary school for your child.

All applications for places at Cathedral Primary School are considered against the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements 2020/21. 

 Key Dates for Admissions - 2019-2020

 

13th September 2019

  • Common application form (CAF) opens via your home local authority

Midnight on 15th January 2020

  • Closing date for all applications via the CAF.

16th April 2020

  • Offers of a primary/infant school place made to parents/carers resident in Bristol will be sent by first class post. If you applied online you will also be sent an email on the 16 April 2020.

By 1st May 2020

  • Parents and carers to respond to the offer of a school place

From late June/early July 2020

  • Appeals will take place.
 Admission Arrangements 2020 - 2021

 

Determined Admission Arrangements 2020-2021  

Cathedral Schools Trust is the admission authority for Cathedral Primary School who have determined (agreed) the admission arrangements for children who will be admitted to the school at the normal point of entry for September 2020.

Determined Admission Arrangements 2020-2021

 

A report on the on the outcome of the admission consultation for schools within the trust who consulted on their admission arrangements, summarising the responses we received and explaining the decisions reached by the Trust is also attached to this email.  

Admissions Consultation Report

 In-Year Admissions for 2019 - 2020 Academic Year Only  

The following applications will be treated as in-year admissions during 2019-2020:

  • applications for admission to Reception which are received after 1 September 2019
  • all other applications for admission to Year 1 to Year 6 (late applications for reception 2019 can still be made via your home local authority until 31 August 2019).

Cathedral Primary School is a very oversubscribed school and we do not have any vacancies in any year group. You are welcome to make an application to go onto the waiting list for the relevant year group for the 2019/20 academic year only. 

Priority will not be given on the basis of the date an application was added to the list. All applications are ranked in line with the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements. Each time a new applicant is added, the waiting list is re ranked in line with the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements.

Under the School Admissions Code we are unable to give parents/carers any indication as to the likelihood of being able to offer a place and for this reason we are unable to offer individual visits to the school.

Who can apply

Applications will be accepted for children who meet one or more of the following:

  • they are resident in the UK
  • they hold full British Citizen Passports
  • they are from countries whose passports have been endorsed to show that they have the right to abode in this country
  • they are from the European Economic Area (EEA).

Applications for children who do not meet one of the above will not be accepted until the child is in this country.

Applications submitted in previous years do not carry forward into the next academic year.  If you have previously submitted an in year application and were unsuccessful in gaining a place at the school, you will need to submit a new 2019/20 application. 

If you wish to make an in year application please complete the online form below. Alternatively, you may request a hard copy from admissions at the school. Please read the admission arrangements before completing an application.

In Year application form 2019/20 - click here

Cathedral Primary School Admission Arrangements 2019/20 - click here

On receipt of your application we will write to you, usually within 5 school working days, with the outcome of your application. If we are unable to offer you a school place, you will have the opportunity to request to go on the waiting list for the duration of the 2019/20 academic year and/or appeal for a school place.

For further information please contact admissions@cathedralschoolstrust.org

 Visiting Cathedral Primary School
 
We hold Parent Tours every Wednesday between September and January (with a some exceptions), these MUST be booked in advance as places are limited. The tour starts at 9.20am and will be finished by 10.00am. 
For more information or to book a tour please contact us on: admin@cathedralprimaryschool.org 
 Admissions FAQ

 

1. How do I apply for a Reception place for my child for September 2020?

  • Complete the common application form (CAF) via your home local authority by the specified deadline selecting Cathedral Primary School as a preference. It is not necessary to complete any supplementary information forms to the school.

2. Will Cathedral Primary School know my preference choices on the CAF?

  • No. Cathedral Primary School will not know the preference choices of primary schools made by parents/carers to their home local authority, including where parents/carers have placed CPS on the form. Only the local authority knows this.
  • The local authority will endeavour to offer you a primary school place at your highest preference where there is a place available. Remember your highest preference may not be your first preference.

3. When will I know if my child has been offered a place?

  • Offers of places for September 2020 are made by your home local authority on 16th April 2020, which is the national offer date for primary school places.

4. Does gaining a place at Cathedral Primary School give my child a higher priority for a place at Bristol Cathedral Choir School (BCCS) in the future?

  • Following the consultation during 2018/19, BCCS governors agreed to name Cathedral Primary School as a feeder school. For further information please see the Consultation Report.

5. What is the catchment area?

  • All applications for places are considered under the published admissions criteria, in order of priority, including random allocation to those living in the following Bristol postcode areas BS1 to BS16. For further information please see the Consultation Report.

6. Do I need to go to church to get a place for my child?

  • No. The CPS admission arrangements do not have a faith-based criterion. We accept applications from families of all faiths and none.

7. Does my child have to be good at music to secure a place?

  • No. Music will be important in the life of the school, but the CPS admission arrangements do not have a music-based criterion.

8. Is distance from the school a factor in gaining a place?

  • No. Proximity to the school is not an oversubscription criteria. All applications for places are considered against the published admissions criteria.

9. If I have a child at Bristol Cathedral Choir School or Cathedral Primary School, will his/her younger sibling have priority for a place at Cathedral Primary School?

  • Following the consultation during 2018/19, CPS governors agreed that priority will be given to children who have a sibling on roll at CPS at the time of application. Priority will not be given to those applicants who have a sibling on roll at BCCS at the time of application.

 Admissions Information for Reception 2019

Cathedral Primary School has 60 places available for Reception 2019 entry.

We have received 291 on-time applications for the 60 places available and therefore we are unable to offer places to every applicant who applied.

How have the 60 places been allocated for Reception September 2019?

The Special Educational Needs team at Bristol City Council have not requested any places are reserved for children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Therefore, places have been allocated by applying the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements 2019/20 for the 1st round of allocation:

  • 'Looked after' children or 'previously looked after' children - 1 place
  • Siblings - 32 places.
  • Son/daughter of CPS member of staff - none.
  • Random allocation - 27 places.
 Appeals

For information on Appeals, please go to our Appeals page under 'About Us'.

 Click on the links below to view our Admission Arrangements

Determined Admission Arrangements 2020-2021

Determined Admission Arrangements 2019-2020